#42. The Triplets of Belleville (2003)


Les Armateurs

– Director: Sylvain Chomet

– Metascore: 91

– Runtime: 78 minutes

Directed by French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet, this animated feature tells the story of Madame Souza, a grandmother who must rescue her kidnapped son from a group of gangsters who want to use his bicycling prowess in a gambling scheme. Along the way, Souza and her friend meet a 1930s jazz group known as The Triplets of Belleville. The film features Oscar-nominated music by Benoit Charest.